Mount Meru is an incredible mountain to climb on its own, but it’s frequently used as a warm-up for a trek up Kilimanjaro.
Tanzania’s second-highest mountain, Mount Meru, is 4,566 meters tall.
Although Mount Meru is over a thousand meters shorter than Mount Kilimanjaro, it is still a magnificent free-standing volcano that offers views and opportunities to see wildlife.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet a Norbert safaris representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to trek Mount Meru for 4 days.
From the hotel transfer to Arusha National Park, reaches the climb registration gate
At approximately 10:30 am to begin your climb, At the Momella gate Having registered with the park ranger in the reception, Have a hot Lunch in the well-dressed tourist shelter before trekking.
The Mountain Trail Passes through several different ecosystems during the three to five hours mountain trail hike. The hike begins along a seasonal stream through the open forest where grazing cape buffalo, giraffes, and warthogs reside.
Continue climbing through the woodland before Reaching Miriakamba Hut in the late afternoon, Miriakamba Hut offers beautiful views of the U-shaped Meru crater, the ash cone, and the towering cliffs that make up Meru’s crater walls.
After breakfast, leave Miriakamba and walk along with flat land before entering the montane forest. Continue hiking until you reach a brief opening in the woods called Elephant Ridge. The normal cloud cover of Arusha National Park burns off at about 3,200 meters. Saddle Hut lies at 3,570 meters.
The more energetic can summit Little Meru (3,820m) in the afternoon for breathtaking views of Meru and Kilimanjaro. The hike takes one to two hours round-trip. It does get cold on top of Little Meru so bring a jacket, gloves, and a hat.
Saddle Hut is very similar to Miriakamba Hut, and is well-maintained, with separate facilities for mountain staff and tourists.
After a light breakfast, begin the hike to Mount Meru’s summit, Socialist Peak.
Begin the morning with a steep climb up to Rhino Point (3,800m). Descend to cross a small rock bridge, and then continue going up and down over the mix of the rocky and sandy trail.
The trail involves rock scrambling and there are steep drops to either side of the trail in some places. Be sure to follow the green trail markers and your guide! Reach the crater rim around dawn and continue to Meru’s peak.
The views are spectacular all the way to the summit, offering close looks at the crater’s sheer walls, the ash cone, cloud formations, and the surrounding park. The hike to the summit is slow-going due to the sandy trail conditions, high winds, and altitude. Bring energy food to snack on during the hike. After taking photos, descend to Saddle for brunch and then to Miriakamba.
Descend to Momella Gate from Miriakamba Hut. The descent is fast unless it has rained
On the trail. First, pass through scrubland, then descend into the montane forest and Finally into the open grassland. If the trail is wet, we recommend using the road to Descend.
After reaching the gate, receive certificates for reaching the summits of Mount Meru and Little Meru. Thank your national park guide and mountain staff for the last time and return to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your destination
Today is your departure date, You Checkout is at 11:00 Am and according to your departure Time you can decide to book a addon Cultural Activity, Which are plenty in this Town. You can choose a Coffee Cultural Tour, Hotspring relaxing Tour, Day Trip to Nearby National Parks or simply choose a Town Tour